CBG vs CBD: Differences, Benefits, and Best Products

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CBD and CBG are both cannabinoids found in the hemp plant, but they have unique properties and benefits. CBD is the most popular cannabinoid, but CBG is gaining popularity as we learn more about it.

So, which cannabinoid is best for you, or should you use them both? Continue reading for more information on each of these cannabinoids. You can also visit our retail location in San Antonio, where our knowledgeable staff are ready to assist you with information and product selection for your specific needs.

What is CBG

CBG is an abbreviation for cannabigerol, one of over 100 cannabinoids present in cannabis plants. CBG is often called “the mother of all cannabinoids” because it forms new cannabinoids as it matures. CBG begins as CBGA (cannabigerolic acid) in young hemp plants. CBGA converts into cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) and tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) as the plant grows. These two chemicals are then combined to produce CBD and THC. Any remaining CBGA is transformed to CBG as the plant matures.

Despite the fact that CBG was initially identified in 1964, the cannabinoid received little attention, prompting little research into the substance. Modern research is still in its early phases, but based on what we know so far, CBG may interact with the endocannabinoid system’s CB1 and CB2 receptors, which impact inflammation, pain, and even heat sensitivity.


What is CBD

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is found in high concentrations in cannabis plants. CBD was originally identified in the 1930s but was mostly ignored until the 1970s, when scientists discovered it may be an effective anti-convulsant. CBD, like CBG, binds to the CB1 and CB2 receptors found in the body’s central nervous system and immune system.

Many of CBD’s touted effects have been validated by studies. CBD has been demonstrated to be an effective therapy for severe infantile epilepsy, and it is utilized in the FDA-approved medicine Epidiolex.

CBD has been the cannabinoid of choice in recent years. Many users appreciate that it does not produce the “high” that is commonly associated with another well-known cannabinoid, THC. CBD, as opposed to THC, does not produce the side effects of paranoia, anxiety, or decreased cognitive function. You can find out more about CBD here.

Differences between CBG vs CBD

CBG and CBD are both cannabinoids, compounds found in cannabis plants. They both offer benefits, but there are some key differences between the two.

CBG is a completely non-intoxicating compound, while CBD can produce mild psychoactive effects – not enough to make a user feel “high”, but it does offer calming and relaxing properties.

CBG and CBD also work in a unique way to activate receptors in the body. One research study investigated the interactions of CBG and CBD with the 5-HT1A serotonin receptor. CBG operates as an antagonist at that receptor, but CBD exhibits potent anti-nausea effects, indicating that it functions as an agonist. Even though the two cannabinoids are identical, when attached to the same receptor, they have opposite effects.

Finally, it’s important to note that CBG is a fairly rare compound. In fact, it’s estimated that CBG only makes up about 1% of all the cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. This means that it can be difficult to find products that contain high levels of CBG.

Visit our CBD Store in San Antonio for the Best CBD and CBG Products

To get the maximum effects from CBD and CBG, it is useful to take these products regularly.

The Farmacy Botanical Shoppe is your CBG and CBD store in San Antonio, ready to serve you with the best quality CBG and CBD products. Our products are all natural, lab tested and legal in all 50 states. Take a look at our variety of products, available online and at our retail store:

CBD Oils

CBD oil is a natural oil that is extracted from the hemp plant. CBD oil is derived from the hemp plant, which naturally contains high levels of CBD. CBD has been shown to have a variety of potential health benefits. CBD oil products are typically taken orally, and this simple ingestion method makes it one of the most used recovery products. CBD oil is non-psychotropic, meaning it will not produce the “high” associated with marijuana use. You can find our lineup of CBD oils here.

CBD Drinks

CBD drinks are a popular way to consume CBD, as they offer a convenient, pre-measured dose. CBD drinks can be made using CBD oil, CBD isolate, or CBD distillate. CBD-infused drinks are typically made using CBD oil, as this provides the most bioavailable form of CBD. You could also try water-soluble CBD, yet another of our excellent quality, lab-tested CBD products, which we discussed in a previous blog. Using water-soluble CBD is as easy as adding it to a beverage you already consume regularly. Water-soluble CBD is already in liquid form, so all you have to do is give the bottle a shake, fill the dropper, and pop it into a drink you enjoy. Check out our CBD drinks here.

CBG Products

The Farmacy Botanical Shoppe in San Antonio has begun offering CBG products. We currently offer Wyld CBD + CBG Pear Gummies, which combine the relaxing effects of CBD with the rejuvenating effects of CBG to keep you energized and ready to face the day. Each gummy is formulated to contain 20mg CBD & 10mg CBG.

If you are looking for locally-produced CBD products, look no further than The Farmacy Botanical Shoppe. Our high-quality CBD products are made with US-grown hemp and lab-tested for quality and purity. We also offer local CBG and CBD delivery in San Antonio at an affordable price!

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